When users need to add a node to the vRealize Operations Manager cluster, you can generate a temporary passphrase instead of giving them the master administrator login credentials, which might be a security issue.

A temporary passphrase is good for one use only.

Create and configure the master node.

1

In a Web browser, navigate to the vRealize Operations Manager administration interface at https://master-node-name-or-ip-address/admin.

2

Log in with the admin username and password for the master node.

3

In the list of cluster nodes, select the master node.

4

From the toolbar above the list, click the option to generate a passphrase.

5

Enter a number of hours before the passphrase expires.

6

Click Generate.

A random alphanumeric string appears, which you can send to a user who needs to add a node.

Have the user supply the passphrase when adding a node.